The students continued their inquiry today as they tried to find information on an energy source or an endangered animal. The students will hopefully wrap up their research next week and then begin their presentation next week. The students will have a formal presentation for this inquiry.
Students were introduced to multiplying using partial products today. The image below shows how the students will become familiar with the vertical algorithm and will then be introduced to the standard form of multiplication. The students tend to transition from this form of finding partial products to the standard algorithm easily; however, there are some students will continue using partial products as their go to multiplication strategy.
Halloween Design Challenge
Spooky happenings were taking place in our classroom today. The students were given a set of latitude and longitude coordinates in order to find Halloween items and materials needed to build a Halloween candy holder. The students then used the materials to build a structure. It was so wonderful to see what the kids built. The assignment notebook code is for the students to identify how they built their structure. I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween and I look forward to another great week of learning.